Mr Grey, 03 May 2017I do love my G5 but I admit I do miss the big screen of my G4 and especially the v10 I had and... moreLast night, the V20 initially lagged during setup and got hot. Probably has to do with all the bloated T-Mobile apps downloading. Happened to my S7 edge setup too. Probably a TMo thing. This did NOT happened to my G5 or Pixel though.
I noticed the micro-lag early on when browsing. Then I did the typical 0.5x animations, turned off auto update in Google Play settings and auto sync, rid of Facebook, installed SwiftKey, and everything is pretty smooth now. I do believe the G5 is more sensitive to my touch. Will install Nova Prime later and see how it goes.
I really didn't think I would like the huge screen but ever since I got my Note 3 has a hand me down just six months ago, I got used to these "surfboard" phones pretty quickly. Typing on my 5" phones like the Pixel feels kinda cramped now.
Hopefully, the V20 will be a pretty great phone like the G5 and Pixel are. Those two seem a tad smoother than it so far. I could return it in two weeks for a refund but there is a $50 restocking fee. I already like typing on it far more than the annoying S7 edge curved display.
I don't like where LG is headed this year and going for sealed battery on flagships. V30 might go sealed. Removable battery, ftw! G5 and V20 could be the last of their breed among flagships. Both underrated af too.
The image retention on my G5 does not bother me at all and goes away. I like the second screen. I put the Philippines flag emoji from SwiftKey along with my name (???'s) and LG V20.
Haven't tested the battery or camera yet on the V20 but I expect it to be pretty good. Speaker sound is pretty good to on par with G5 which makes it louder than S7e and Pixels. Haven't tested the internal audio yet but I did like it having a FM radio app. My G5 needed a third-party FM radio app and can only hear from the headphones. No speaker mode. Don't like NextRadio. Too many ads.
I see comments saying the G5, V20, and Pixel are all UGLY. LOL! Those users missed out on the meaning of life! I actually get alot more attention with them than the common Samsungs. G5, V20, and Pixel are far more rare where I live. I prefer owning phones not everybody has. Within just a day, I can already sense I will enjoy V20 far more than the overrated S7 edge.
Savor, 03 May 2017Exactly. Removable battery which used to be a standard has now become a luxury along with havi... moreI do love my G5 but I admit I do miss the big screen of my G4 and especially the v10 I had and I was considering getting the uk version of the G6 but now I don't think I'll bother what with it having no 64gb of memory and no high power DAC and not even wireless charging and obviously it having no removable battery I do hate also.
I can get a V20 for alot less than the G6 and it has way more features also,plus obviously the removable battery.
Hello Guy. I just want to ask do i have to turn on something in the settings to have my OTG be read by the G5? I just bought a USAMS type c adaptor and used my old flash drive but its not being read. as in no response at all. I don't know if the adaptor is not compatible or the format is not supported or other reasons.
Mr Grey, 02 May 2017I personally think that the G5 is a great phone and in the 5 months I've had it I have had zer... moreExactly. Removable battery which used to be a standard has now become a luxury along with having headphone jack or flat display
I just got a V20 like 30 minutes ago! Titan grey but it looks more matte black to me. I was supposed to use the $528 rebate card I got in the mail to pay off the S7 edge instead. I ended up getting a 10th phone and 5th one with removable battery for $538 total ($480 + extra upgrade fee and taxes) I think this V20 is security in case I sell off my S7 edge this weekend.
I love LG. We will see how this goes with my T-Mobile sim going to the V20. The Sprint G5 is my gaming and browser phone. Pixel is my Verizon. Just couldn't enjoy curved display and laggy Samsung software. V20 is set to be in my Top 3. Kinda having G5 and V20 is redundant but I don't care. Removable battery is a must for me. A peace of mind for the longer run.
Savor , 02 May 2017Sealed battery and glass rear is not what I call long lasting premium to me. sealed but lasts way more than lg g5 without reboot.jokes are still on you lol
Anonymous, 02 May 2017S7 edge is a useless tool. Glad to be selling mine this week. Terrible, laggy software. Lame c... moreagain this guys has a faulty knocked off s7 e...Lol i use exynos varient 128 gb black pearl s7e and its 200 times more premium looker than g5
Had the g3 and just upgraded to the G5. Such a good phone! Keeping the screen brightness down helped with temperature and also battery life. Very long battery life and it also runs very smooth.
Huge fan of this phone.
I personally think that the G5 is a great phone and in the 5 months I've had it I have had zero problems with it and I always use quick charging to top up the battery and I like having the peace of mind that quick charging I know will kill the battery in the long run but I can simply replace it so who cares whereas with my HTC 10 which I have had nearly a year now I have never used quick charging once with it cause I don't want to kill the battery on it.
There's so much to be said for replacing the battery at a much later time like I could do with my G4 or V10.
just Got Mine! Im happy with it. Coming from a G3. I love how simple the UI looks like. I'm not saying that these model is supreme to s7 edge or what but I definitely the G5 has its pros and cons. also the s7 edge has its pros and cons. its all about the preference of the user. I'm using this mobile as 1 of my daily driver (I also own iphone 6s plus) and I love both. although the battery life of lg g5 is poor compared to the iphone 6s plus, that's why you have a battery back up charged in your bag.
AnonD-100398, 01 May 2017for me lg g5 is just a tool and s7e is a long lasting tool along with premium ownership..Sealed battery and glass rear is not what I call long lasting premium to me.
AnonD-100398, 01 May 2017for me lg g5 is just a tool and s7e is a long lasting tool along with premium ownership..S7 edge is a useless tool. Glad to be selling mine this week. Terrible, laggy software. Lame curved display. Just be duped by Samsung's awful software experience because it happens to be pretty. As if glass rears prone to cracks, scratches, and fingerprints like glossy plastic is supposed to be "premium"? LOL
My G5 does have image retention. I noticed it last night since my wallpaper is gray and noticed more near the notification shade. But it actually went away. Doesn't really bother me at all. I remember having dead pixels and stuck ones on my Sony PSP phat model. Didn't care. Guess I am not as OCD like some of you.
As long as my G5 works well and is smooth, I really don't mind the image retention. And yes, I did use a few blue light filter apps. Stuff like that just doesn't bother me. But a laggy software experience with a curved display that freezes or stutters, that really does bothers me. S7 edge is a gimmicky phone for fashionistas. I can never enjoy using it as much as my G5 and Pixel.
Going to sell my S7 edge for $380 and Note 3 for $120. Use $200 to gamble on the Kentucky Derby. If I have some extra money, maybe within a couple of weeks I will get a Sony Xperia XZ. Sony over Samsung any day. Never again with curved display and laggy software. Planning to keep my G5 for life thanks to removable battery. It's design actually draws people's attention since almost anyone owns an iPhone or edge phone.
Anonymous, 01 May 2017MG. S7 edge is just a f...ng attraction, never had any interesting features as it has on LG G5... morefor me lg g5 is just a tool and s7e is a long lasting tool along with premium ownership..
AnonD-100398, 30 Apr 2017this guys has a faulty knocked off s7 e...Lol i use exynos varient 128 gb black pearl s7e and... moreMG. S7 edge is just a f...ng attraction, never had any interesting features as it has on LG G5. LG G5 is the most underestimated phone in 2016 but the truth is it one the most capable phone of its lifetime.
Savor , 29 Apr 2017Typing on my LG G5 right now and still loving it. Doesn't even have a sim inside anymore since... morethis guys has a faulty knocked off s7 e...Lol i use exynos varient 128 gb black pearl s7e and its 200 times more premium looker than g5 and tops in battery endurance cause of its 3600 mah battery otherwise ui performance is almost equal ...but i like the theme support on my s7e better than my lg g5.
Typing on my LG G5 right now and still loving it. Doesn't even have a sim inside anymore since this Sprint G5 (which is unlocked for both domestic and international) can't get T-Mobile data and zero signal with Verizon.
My G5 is still fast and smooth after two months. I wouldn't be interested in the G6 because I don't like sealed battery, glass rear, and no IR blaster. I relegated my S7 edge into a pocket Wi-Fi device. I hate using it to type and the lag is downright annoying.
Anyone on the fence, don't listen to the haters and harshest critics. They complained about build quality, mods, or ugly rear when G5 is an excellent device. My silver G5 doesn't show fingerprints either like my S7e. Looks stylish with the front next to the G6.
One of the best gadgets I have ever owned.
1. LG G5
2. Google Pixel
3. Xiaomi Mi 3
4. Motorola Moto E 4G
5. LG G3 Beat
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
7. Microsoft Lumia 640
8. HTC One M7
9. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
^ The lag and curved display palm rejection on the S7e is really, really awful on it. Overrated af. Overheats too just by downloading with TubeMate. So disappointed by the so-called best smartphone of 2016, that I might sell it soon. Samdung experience.
I just haven't found a good phone I would want to make into my T-Mobile line. Don't like iPhone. Don't need a V20 since it seems redundant having a G5 already. Don't want Xiaomi because of the Mi Suite and not compatible to my MacBook Air. Not into HTC 10. Might end up with OnePlus or Sony.
I also like how my G5 can be recognized with my MBA with Android File Transfer. My Pixel and Mi 3 can't. G5 and Pixel are still BY FAR the best phones I ever used. HTC One M7 and S7 edge might look better than both but design doesn't matter to me if they aren't reliable and are laggy. G5 is an example to not always listen to the critics.
For me personally I find the G5 to be a excellent smartphone and for those who are considering it I'd say go for it you won't be disappointed.
My G5 is connected to a Samsung gear s3 and it works perfectly with no problems at all,I can make calls and text threw the watch even though the G5 is a none Samsung phone and my G5 never reboots or slows down at all and it just makes everything easy plus the replaceable battery is excellent.
I do also have a HTC 10 connected to a lg G watch r and that's good also what with android bein connected with Android wear and I do swap between the two phones on occasion but I admit my G5 just does everything better compared to the HTC 10 but overall for me personally the G5 is the winner and I admit I do think my next phone will be the G6 even though I lose the replacement battery option.
The G5 is one of the best phones I've ever had and I will always keep my perfectly working one no matter what phones I buy in the future.
I have the dual sim LG G5. I received a software update (around 600MB) and installed it 2 days ago. So far, I have noticed a 'little' improvement on the battery life though the issue with image retention is still there but thanks to sFilter (by Siso Mobile) so far it kinda remedy the issue. You can set the opacity and dim to 15%.
Today i update my lg g5.that was 600+ mb and after install the update i feel my phone turning into a piece of lava or like that.seriously it's become hot soo quickly and that was 41°.
So friends i want ask you that is there any update goes to your lg g5 recently.if goes then reply me about hot🔥.
AnonD-650583, 24 Apr 2017Okay. Sticking to my G5 until V30, new Pixel or even new iPhone come out later this year.
M... moreI never wanted G6 anyway once it went with a sealed battery and glass rear. If the rumors are true and the V30 becomes waterproof too like the V34 and no removable battery, then I will pick up a V20 for cheap by then.
I was given a free spare battery and charging (coffin) cradle when I got my G5 two months ago. I know it willl degrade just being inside its package but I still have a peace of mind knowing I can use my G5 longer than my Pixel or S7e.
When I post comments here, I rotate between 5 different phones. I commented using my G5 and Pixel earlier today. Typing on my S7e right now. Man, it sucks! Laggy and so annoying with the palm rejection. Night and day difference from my other two.
Thinking of selling it to get the OP3T and iPhone SE ($150 w/ Boost Mobile) but will miss the waterproofing, good wide angle selfie cam, and VR movie experience with it. Planning to keep my G5 for life though like my Xiaomi Mi 3 which still runs smooth after three years.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Ewww to iPhone 8 and Note8. Restrictive OS or poor usability and ergonomics.
ianik, 24 Apr 2017the Cam plus device, does it improve the photo/video quality or its just to ease the use with ... moreIt doesn't improve software quality but it helps you steady your hand for video since there is something to grip.
My friend had one and returned it. $80 wasn't worth the external buttons. There is only one colour and the thing wasn't pretty or "must have" But it did have a 1200 mah battery boost in it. But for 80 CAD she just bought a selfie stick and a backup battery kit.